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Spyderco Civilian

Postby mwramos76 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:46 pm

Soooo I have this civilian model and its amazing

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:49 pm

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:53 pm

A thourough perusal of forum rules would be a good idea before jumping in with both feet.


Oh, and welcome to the forums!

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Postby KardinalSyn » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:11 am

Hi Chuck :)
:spyder: Centofante3 (C66PBK3), ParaMilitary2 (C81GPCMO), Endura4 (C10P), GrassHopper (C138P), Military (C36GPCMO), Perrin PPT (C135GP), Squeak (C154PBK), Dragonfly 2 Salt (C28PYL2), Military M390 CF (C36CFM390P), R (C67GF), ParaMilitary2 CTS-XHP (C81GPOR2), Tuff (C151GTIP), Ladybug & Perrin Street Bowie (FB04PBB)being the newest.

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Postby KardinalSyn » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:12 am

and welcome to the forum mwramos76 :)
Sorry pressed enter before I could type everything.
:spyder: Centofante3 (C66PBK3), ParaMilitary2 (C81GPCMO), Endura4 (C10P), GrassHopper (C138P), Military (C36GPCMO), Perrin PPT (C135GP), Squeak (C154PBK), Dragonfly 2 Salt (C28PYL2), Military M390 CF (C36CFM390P), R (C67GF), ParaMilitary2 CTS-XHP (C81GPOR2), Tuff (C151GTIP), Ladybug & Perrin Street Bowie (FB04PBB)being the newest.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:09 am

KardinalSyn wrote:Hi Chuck :)
KardinalSyn wrote:and welcome to the forum mwramos76 :)
Sorry pressed enter before I could type everything.
Haha, welcome back too KS. I hope everything is fine with you. :D

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Postby mwramos76 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:53 am

Thanks for the welcome and lesson

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Postby ginsuwarrior » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:54 am

Watching James Keating demonstrate this knives capability is frightening. I'd get one but will probably go with a Matriarch or Lil.

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Postby glbpro » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:07 pm

Welcome from Singapore!

The civilian was one of the very first Spyderco knives I ever saw or handled, and to this day I am still impressed by its medieval looks and uncompromising design for a specific purpose. I especially enjoyed reading the card that comes with the knife, warning against using it for 'utility' purposes! I still wonder why they called it the civilian - I would have called it the Raptor...
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Postby doctorknife » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:14 pm

Why they called it Civilian, pretty darn easy to guess. Cuz you'll have to unleash it on some civilians and take em out, if they make any trouble of course.
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Postby SpyderNut » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:22 pm

glbpro wrote:...I still wonder why they called it the civilian - I would have called it the Raptor...
This is directly from Spyderco's website:

"In the 1990s Spyderco was approached by a specialized branch of U.S. law enforcement about making a knife for their undercover agents. These plain-clothes LEOs found themselves in situations where they often could not carry a firearm but carrying a knife was not a problem. Most had no formal training in self-defense tactics or MBC but as a last resort could use a blade to protect or extricate themselves from a life-threatening situation. This was how the Civilian model came to be." :)
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Postby Rex G » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:15 am

I still carry a Civilian, deeply concealed, on a regular basis. Even though my (rather limited) blade training, since acquiring my pair of Civilians, has been more point-driven, the slim compactness of a Civi makes it effortless to carry, and its methodology is quite intuitive, so it still has a place in my life.

Yes, I did, indeed, say "slim compactness" in reference to the Spyderco Civilian. A Spyderco Temperance fixed-blade, or a Strider AR folder, is starting to get just a bit chunky.
Civilians, Dodo, Guntings, Mili, P'kal, Rescues, Ronins, Temperance, others...

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